Nov 25, 2012 4:00am PST
game and the second biggest jackpot ever. john muller joins us live from new york city with the story. >> there's my ticket to a dream take a look at that magic number in red. $425 million. no lines here on the upper west side. be an early bird, get your ticket, because as the frenzy builds and the wednesday night jackpot approaches, that line is expected to climb. a mad dash saturday night for the last-minute chance to win $325 million, the thanksgiving payout to be truly thankful for. >> somebody's got to win. >> reporter: but those six numbers seemed to be more elusive than a parking lot spot on black friday. the jackpot now swells to $425 million. the largest jackpot in powerball history. enough dough to buy 2,000 ferraris or the entire country of anguillas, twice. it also surpasses $365 million. the odds of winning your $425 million, still 1 in 175 million. that's about 25 times less likely than you winning an academy award. but don't let the odds flush your dreams away, somebody has to win it. like they say, you got to be in it to win it. the jackpot drawing is wednesday night.
Nov 24, 2012 7:00am PST
was also in "i dream of jeannie." he died in the city in texas who made him famous. the iconic character that viewers loved to hate, once had the nation in a frenzy asking, who shot j.r. i remember when everybody was talking about that. >> everyone in the country was watching that show. >>> first, abc's alex perez is in for ron claiborne, has a look at the headlines this morning. great to have you on set, alex. >> thank you, great to be here. good morning. we begin with what's being called a miracle in massachusetts. a gas explosion leveling a building in a busy downtown springfield. somehow, no one was killed. those at the scene say it looked like a missile strike. a major natural gas explosion leveled an entire building in one of new england's largest cities friday night. the blast in springfield, massachusetts, also left several other businesses damaged beyond repair. all windows in a three-block radius, completely shattered. >> it was like, boom. >> my back bedroom and my kitchen window were completely blown out. it blew me across the room. i got up off the floor and we ran
Nov 28, 2012 7:00am PST
holiday, you can expect to pay about 25% more. hotel rates are also up in some cities. >>> finally, on the list of things that can go wrong on live television, what you're about to see, not too bad. but we had to marvel at the composure of our colleague, meteorologist eduardo rodriguez. one of our partner there is at univision. take a look at this, sammy. there's eduardo, doing the weather. and that is not a muppet. that's a cat that just walked right in. you can hear everybody in the studio, including his co-anchors, laughing hysterically at the cat, who decided to get a little air time. for some unfortunate parts. eduardo, as you can see, the picture of calm, as he talked about what looks like a real mild day. it's terrific. it was not going to leave. it was on. what do you think? >> i think he's a marvelously composed gentleman. why are there cats in the studio? >> that's a good question. follow-up-free. george? amy? >> let's go back to amy. >>> now, we're talking about the big concerns about the pork you're eating. a new study in "consumer reports" found pork chops and ground pork cont
Nov 23, 2012 7:00am PST
. >> reporter: willie now lives in salt lake city with a host family, pam and ron jensen. they quickly learned that willie can't read. >> you want me to write it down. i'll write it down. >> reporter: did you realize how little you knew? >> yes, i did. being in the religion, i knew i was going nowhere. i wasn't growing in life. i couldn't change because, i didn't know how to change. dog? >> that says dog. and then? >> dogs. >> good. >> i should have learned this when i was in first grade. >> you're doing good. >> reporter: according to willie, most children in the flds get no more than a grade school education. >> if they want you to get out of school, they'll paid for it. you're pretty well uneducated as far as anything goes. >> and willie is just one of thousands of children who are or have been under the thumb of warren jeffs. willie has six sisters who were able to recently break free, along with his mother. we follow them and their difficult journey out of this secret sect and look at the many who remain inside, josh. >> something not to be missed. you can see "breaking polygamy"
Nov 26, 2012 7:00am PST
in there. there's the snow, includes one to three inches outside of the city. your local forecast in 40 seconds. >> so for traveling all that stuff going back, remember, charleston, up through the northeast tonight and through the morning. that's my warning. >> yea! lake-effect snow, everybody. yea! >>> coming up on "gma," bombshell revelations in the casey anthony case. abc learned the police missed suspicious internet searches the last day caylee was seen alive. >>> and halle berry, with the custody case. >>> and justin bieber wearing overalls and a back wards cap to receive an award from the prime minister of canada. how he's fighting back. >>> and superstar alicia keys is here live. stay with us. ♪ this girl is on fire eys is here live. stay with us. two years ago, the people of bp made a commitment to the gulf. bp has paid over twenty-three billion dollars to help those affected and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open, and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs an
Nov 25, 2012 7:00am PST
us live in new york city with the story. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. there is my ticket to a dream. we all have another chance at this. take a look at that magic number in red, $425 million. no lines here on the upper west side. i suspect there's no lines across america right now. be an early bird, get your ticket, because as the frenzy builds and the wednesday night jackpot approaches, that line is expected to climb and the lines should climb with them. a mad dash saturday night for the last-minute chance to win $325 million, the thanksgiving weekend payout to be truly thankful for. >> who knows, you know. somebody's got to win. >> reporter: but those six numbers proved to be more elusive than a mall parking spot on black friday. the bright side, the unwon powerball jackpot now swells to an estimated $425 million. the largest jackpot in powerball history. enough dough to buy 2,000 ferraris or the entire country of anguillas twice. >> that kind of money. i'd have a heart attack. >> reporter: it also surpasses the previous powerball record of $365 million. th
Nov 22, 2012 7:00am PST
? alex marquardt is in gaza city with the latest. good morning, alex. >> reporter: for the first time since israel launched its operation a week ago, there's been no sounds of rockets taking off or landing this morning. for the time being, there's quiet in israel and gaza. here in gaza, hamas and its supporters are so confident they struck a decisive blow against israel, today has been declared a national holiday. jubilation in gaza, as the cease-fire was announced. people poured into the streets, waving the green hamas flag. firing guns in celebration. this morning, workers began to shovel up the debris. traffic clogged the streets. and stores opened up. >> now, they feel it was a war. and a real war. and what pain the palestinians feel when a bomb is coming to kill our children, our people and our house. >> reporter: it's a truce that cost around 170 lives. israeli and palestinian. and on both sides, few think it can last. >> cease-fire is the period of time between the wars. and in the middle east, we have to face reality. >> reporter: in some respects, getting the fighting to stop
Nov 27, 2012 7:00am PST
to the car, the bus, the train. rapid city, 14 degrees. bismarck, 15 degrees. denver, 19 degrees. oklahoma city, and even amarillo, near the 20s. there's a big pocket of cold air. we'll show you how long that lasts in regular weather. >>> let's get to josh. lots of other stories this morning. >> we're going to begin with the major jolt for the u.s. economy. americans are opening their wallets and spending again. and doing so in record numbers. weekend "gma" anchor, bianna golodryga, here to explain it all. >> reporter: the numbers out this morning are eye-opening. americans spent a record $1.5 billion on cyber monday, the busiest online shopping day of the year. sales were up 28%, compared to the same day last year. and that's especially remarkable considering the record number of shoppers we saw getting an early start over the holiday weekend. amazon enjoyed what could be one of its busiest days in history. this is what it looked like inside 1 of the company's 80 order fulfillment centers. a warehouse in phoenix with miles of conveyor belts. americans are seeing the economy and
Nov 29, 2012 7:00am PST
morning after a fight at a new york city nightclub. charged with punching a woman during an argument that got out of control. lohan in custody right now. ♪ wild thing >>> part-human, part-primate. is bigfoot real after all? the scientist who proclaims the new dna analysis reveals six-foot to ten-foot sasquatch is related to us and definitely real. is this monster mystery finally solved? >>> where all of your champagne wishes and caviar dreams come true. >> not george or robin. that's robin leach. he knows something about how to spend all those millions if you are one of the lucky lottery winners. if you know, you probably know it already. if not, share it with us. there's tallahassee, florida. that's where the winning numbers were drawn. and here they are. 5, 23, 16, 22, 29 and powerball 6. >> so close. >> oh, my gosh. >> good morning, america. as you all know, robin is at home recovering. welcome back to amy robach. >> i had one with 6 as the powerball. but that's it. >> that's not bad. >> i mean, i got up this morning, i really did. i was so mad. it is the richest powerball jackp
Nov 21, 2012 7:00am PST
city bus in tel aviv. in the middle of the day. ambulances rush to the wounded as hillary clinton remains in the middle east to try to end the violence in the region. >>> matthew mcconaughey speaks out for the first time about the dramatic new pictures of his extreme weight loss. why he says he's lost over one-quarter of his body weight. and whether he's putting his health in jeopardy. ♪ y'all ready for this >>> and he shoots and scores. and scores. and scores. and scores. the college sophomore, rewriting the books this morning, after an astonishing 138 points in just one game. how his team pushed him to make history. >>> good morning, america. this is the big one. millions of us packing up, heading to planes, trains, and cars today. the estimate is more than 43 million people will be on the move. it is shaping up to be the craziest travel day of the year. we're all over it this morning. happy day before thanksgiving to robin at home. great to have elizabeth vargas back. >> great to be here. i'm feeling lucky to be here and not being out there on the roads. take a look at this.